Ares Games will publish the English Edition of Pendragon Games’ Last Aurora, a new board game funded on Kickstarter last year.  Designed by Mauro Chiabotto and developed by Pendragon Game Studio, the competitive post-apocalyptic game is set in a frozen, desolate wasteland after a nuclear event. 

Each player leads a survivors’ crew trying to reach the last icebreaker ship, Aurora, with ethical choices, obstacles, and unique and fearsome enemies along the way, and their own boards to manage their convoys and resources.    

Contents include 1 double-sided road board, 4 Player boards, 1 Automa convoy board, 117 cards, 82 counters, and 65 wooden tokens.  The game is for 1-4 players 14 and up, and takes 90+ minutes to play. No MSRP was revealed.

Last Aurora will release with its first expansion, Project Athena.  Project Athena is the first sentient artificial intelligence, which activated the nuclear launch that devastated the planet.  Players battle Athena as they cross a new map.  The expansion introduces new cards and mechanics.  Each box includes 1 Road Board, 20 Exploration cards, 2 Object cards, 6 Enemy cards, 6 Loot cards, 3 Alert Scan cards, 4 Alert counters, 5 Automatic Turret counters, and 10 Nuclear Battery counters.  The base game is required to play.  No MSRP was revealed.

Ares has previously released Pendragon Games’ Hexemonia and Waterloo: Enemy Mistakes (see “Hexemonia and Waterloo: Enemy Mistakes”).